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Poster: light into ashes Date: Dec 23, 2010 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nominations for best Lovelight

On tape, Good Lovin' does hold up better as there's more jamming, less rapping (or more interesting story-rapping)...it wasn't as bound to convention as Lovelight was.

I still find the whole concept of Lovelight pretty inspiring, though, and Pigpen's speeches about just reaching over to the young lady next to you are, well, touching at times.... In spite of Pigpen's frequent odes to sex, it comes across to me as being more about the need for love and release from loneliness...something a bit deeper than just "working undercover with a boar's hog-eye"!

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 23, 2010 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Nominations for best Lovelight

Yeah, there is that side to it . Since it could often be the end of a show ( or set ),it has that bit of that celebratory rock n roll/sexual joy that can transcend the personal, and bring everyone together, before sending them off .
In "Good Lovin" , I think, there could be much more interaction with him and the band, when they really messed, it could be unbelievable .
In a side note, because of his macho bravado antics, in these sort of songs , his later songs , like "Operator", and " Two Souls ..." seem more poignant in their humility, to me . Now that I think of it , on some of those "Good Lovin'"s he is not just reaching over his left shoulder', he is kicked out to buy the "Brooklyn Bridge", etc.